Coptotermes formosanus

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Coptotermes formosanus

Appearance of soldiers

Around 5mm long. The head is pear-shaped and pale orange in colour. Mandibles are large, pointed and dark.


Inhabit dead tree branches and moist structural timber in domestic environment. May damage a wide range of items of wood origin. The most commonly encountered pest species in Hong Kong.

Citation: Hong Kong Food and Environmental Hygene Department – Pest Control Newsletter, Termites

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